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Faro Algarve Monuments Dom AfonsoIII Statue

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Algarve Tour Travel Guide, information and photos of National Monuments of Portugal, local history and architecture of the Algarve, near the municipality of Loulé, near Vilamoura, Quarteira, Quinta da Ombria, Querença, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Faro

Faro Algarve Monuments, Statue Dom Afonso III

Monuments of the Algarve, Faro, Statue of El Rey The King Dom Afonso III, King of Portugal and King of the Algarve's



With the throne secure and peaceful domestic situation, Alfonso turned his attention to the purposes of the reconquest of southern Iberia from Muslim communities. During his reign, Faro was made successfully in 1249 and the Algarve passed into the kingdom of Portugal.

After this successful campaign, Afonso faced a diplomatic conflict with Castile, who considered that the Algarve was their property. Then followed a period of war between the two countries until, in 1267, a treaty was signed in Badajoz, that determines the boundary in the Guadiana from the confluence of the Caia to the mouth (in the nowadays, Vila Real de Santo Antonio), the Luso-Castilian border.

Location Praça Afonso III, Faro, Algarve

Nearby (15mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Wonders Olhos De Água Natural Water Sources

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Algarve Tour Travel Guide, information and photos of Wonders of Nature, beaches and parks in Portugal, Algarve, near the municipality of Loulé, near Vilamoura, Quarteira, Quinta da Ombria, Querença, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Faro

Algarve Wonders - Olheiros (Natural water Sources) of Olhos de Água

These are freshwater springs that exist in the eyes of the beach water in the municipality of Albufeira. Along the beach can be seen underwater springs of fresh water.


These are many small sources of fresh water located in the sand that gave the name to the beach and the village of Olhos d'Agua.


Nearby (25mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Heritage Aljezur Arrifana Fortress

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Monuments and heritage of the Algarve, Aljezur Arrifana Fortress

Fortress built in the fifteenth century and rebuilt in the seventeenth century, but unfortunatly only a few walls remains. The batteries were placed in front of the entrance of the fortress, on the top of a cliff. Near this fortress, probably, was a Zawia of the XII century, who have belonged to a prince of the first Moorish kingdom of Algarve, Ibn Caci, to contemplate Allah and write.

From this place, we have a magnificent view!

Location: Sitio da Arrifana, 8670-111 Aljezur

Nearby (45mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Monuments Loulé Republic Square

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Algarve Monuments and statues, Loulé Republic Square

The town of Loulé is rich in statues and monuments related to street art. The statue will allusive establishment of the Republic is composed of a source with two heights of dancers.
In the photo below, the left, you can see the top of the market of Loulé, with its red roofs.



Nearby (15mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve History and Heritage Alferce Castle

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Algarve History and Heritage Alferce Castle

Located in the municipality of Monchique, Alferce Castle (ruins),

also known as Castle of Pedra Branca White Stone Castle), it is an example of Islamic military architecture. Castle built in the tenth or eleventh century by the Muslims. This castle, together with the Belinho Castle (near Portimão), Paderne Castle, Aljezur Castle, Alvor Castle, Lagos Castle, Martim Longo Castle, Alcoutim Old Castle, Tavira Castle, Faro Castle, Alcantarilha CastleSalir Castle and Loulé Castle served as military stronghold of support for the castle of Silves, the head of the Al Andaluz, Al Garb.
Thus there are only a few walls and a cistern, hidden among vegetation and between trees. It has been subject of archaeological excavations, as result, were found some traces of Roman occupation.

Access: From Alferce, follow the road to Portimão, the ruins are located on a hill located about 5 km, and the access is very difficult.
Location: In Sitio da Pedra Branca - Alferce
Postcode: 8550-033 Monchique


Nearby (45mn drive): Lagos, Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve History Vila Do Bispo Burgau Fortress

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Algarve History and Heritage , Vila do Bispo Burgau Fortress

Located in Vila do Bispo, Burgau's forte, was constructed by King El Rey Dom João IV. The Fort of Burgau, intended to defend against attacks by pirates fishing settlement of Burgau, and to Protect Vila do Bispo. It has traces of the wall sections. (Property of Public Interest)

Nearby (45mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Romans Heritage in Portimao

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Algarve
Romans Taces and Heritage in Portimao

The most striking Roman vestige of Portimão, is located near the village of Figueira in the area of Abicada (Vila Romana da  Abicada) at the confluence of two rivers, where you will find a Roman archaeological site with several rooms.

Also in the Coca Maravilhas (Wonders) zone, was discovered a cistern from that period, which appears very well preserved.

In Arade river, was found several archaeological artefacts, including gold coins.

Nearby (30mn drive): Lagos, Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença, Quinta da Ombria

See also: Tôr Roman Bridge

Vilamoura Cerro da Vila Roman Ruins

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Lagos Algarve Heritage Old SourceTombstone

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Lagos Algarve heritage Old Water la

Located in Market Square in Bensafrim, Lagos. Authored by Tolentino Abegoaria. It is a replica of the tombstone dating from the 1st  Iron Age founded in the south of Portugal (800 BC), founded by archaeologists Estacio da Veiga, and Santos Rocha,  in 1882, in the site of Fonte Velha (Old Water Source), also knowned as Solões da Mina.


Nearby (45mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Faro Algarve Monuments Doglioni Palace

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Faro Algarve Monuments Doglioni Palace

The palace Doglioni, or Palace Cumana, a nineteenth-century building "remarkable" the city of Faro.

The original building, located at Rua do Teatro Lethes, was purchased by Dr. Lazarus Doglioni in the early nineteenth century to be is home, and then did significant changes in it. It was inherited by his nephew, Dr. Justino Cumano. Further changes occurred, around 1920, by action of a new heir, the industrial Júdice Fialho, son of Justin Cumana.

In recent decades, the buildings was the Tourism
School of Faro (currently occupy the premises of the Convent of St. Francisco). The bulding was recently been subject of repairs in order to house some departments of the CCDR Algarve.

Nearby (15mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Vila Real de Santo António Historical center

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Vila Real de Santo António Historical center

The old town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio is the result of a project of the Marquis of Pombal in 1774, decided to reorder the ancient village of Santo Antonio da Arenilha destroyed by waves in the sixteenth or seventeenth century, the populated area in the Spain border.
The buildings of Vila Real de Santo Antonio were built in just 5 months.

The Marques de Pombal Square is the center of the city of Vila Real de Santo António. In the historical center, is where are located: the Mother Church, the City Hall, the Museum Manuel Cabanas and an obelisk in a square with portuguese cobblestone. The set was designed by architect Reinaldo dos Santos. The streets are directed according to the cardinal points, in perfect grid, with uniform architecture

Nearby (40mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença




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Algarve Albufeira Heritage Medronheira Tower

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Algarve Albufeira Heritage Medronheira Tower

Medronheira Tower is a monument of military architecture, located in Olhos de Água, near Albufeira, built in the reign of El Rey Dom João III, served as a lookout to warn coastal communities of pirates approachingand atacks .

Nearby (25mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Loulé Monuments Convento da Graça

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Loulé Monuments and History - Convento da Graça

From the old conventry, only remains the Gothic portal of the church, with capitals of plant motifs. Remains a star formed by two triangles crossed, a symbol whose meaning has not been deciphered yet.

Gothic Style
Monument of National Interest


Address: Largo Tenente Cabeçadas 8100 - Loulé - Algarve

Nearby (10mn drive): Faro, Albufeira(20mn), Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Heritage Armação de Pêra Fortress

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Algarve Heritage Armação de Pêra Fortress

Fortress Built in ancient times to defend against attacks from pirates, was rebuilt during the reign of the King El Rey Dom João III. It was remodeled during the Wars of the Restoration and again in the eighteenth century, when the plant was created in a star shape.

The last phase of construction that is known is the first decades of the eighteenth century, when it was built the small chapel named as: Capela de Santo António (St. Anthony Chapel), or Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos (Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel), for the protection of the fishermen.

Address:
Largo 25 de Abril - Armação de Pêra
Town: Armação de Pêra
County: Silves
District: Faro

Nearby (30mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Monuments Gregórios Menhir Messines

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Messines Gregorios Menhir


Starting Querença, we passed the vilages of, Tôr, Alte and we crossed São Bartolomeu de Messines (25km). It's a town where you can find megalithic monuments that date from 4000 BC (in the photo, the Gregórios Menhir).



Nearby (30mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Portimão Algarve Monuments Alvor Mother Church

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Portimão Algarve Monuments Alvor Mother Church

Alvor Mother Church - Built in the sixteenth century is Manueline style, was rebuilt in the eighteenth century. The Church gateways are Manueline style, with Renaissence pictures and details of great decorative value. Dedicated to São Salvador.


Nearby (30mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Lagos São Gonçalo Statue

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Statue of São Gonçalo de Lagos

Located at the top of the Avenida dos Descobrimentos (Discoveries Avenue), near the Ponta da Bandeira Fortress, is the monument dedicated to Sao Goncalo de Lagos, saint patron of the city. The statue was done by the artist Lacobrigense Tolentino Abegoaria.
The square where the monument, we have a view over the beach and we saw Portimão.

Nearby (45mn drive): Portimão, Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença


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Algarve Faro Monuments Milreu Roman Ruins

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Algarve Faro Monuments Milreu Roman Ruins

Milreu
Roman Ruins, are an important vestige of Roman times in Algarve, located in Estoi, in the district of Faro.

Were brought out in 1877 by archaeologist Estacio da Veiga.
They are now visible traces of a large farm house, "rustic village", which became the third century in a luxury building. Highlights include the central area of the village, some mosaics, as well as a spa attached.

In the fourth century was built a sanctuary, turned into the next century in the Christian temple.
On the ruins still deserves a singular focus sixteenth-century palace with cylindrical buttresses on the outside corners.

Were classified as a National Monument in 1910.

Must see also: Tôr Roman Bridge


Vilamoura Cerro da Vila Roman Ruins

Nearby (20mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Penedo Gordo (Fat Rock) São Brás Alportel

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Penedo Gordo (Fat Rock) São Brás de Alportel

Substancial size Rocky formation, Penedo Gordo (Fat Rock) is one of the most curious elements of the natural heritage of the municipality of São Brás de Alportel, located 10 kilometers from Querença, with access from the road that connects São Brás de Alportel and Peral (access Industrial Zone, direction - Pereiro, Moncarapacho).

According to conventional wisdom, this site was for many years used as a meeting point in the Easter holidays and during the month of May. It is now only remembered by the elderly. May climb to the top of the cliff, is accessed by the back of the rock.

The view from the top of the rock is magnificent.



Keep in mind that this is 10 meters high. Be much careful if you take children.

Nearby: Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença (10mn drive)

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Algarve Monuments Albufeira Mother Church

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Algarve Monuments Albufeira Mother Church

Located on rua da Igreja Nova (New Church Street), dates back to the eighteenth century (1782) and consecrated on July 15, 1800 by the Bishop of the Algarve, Dom Francisco Gomes de Avelar. The Church has replaced the old Church which collapsed during the earthquake of 1755.



Neo-classical Architectonic style, with a single nave, has 4 side chapels, the baptismal chapel, the choir, two pulpits and two side rooms. These rooms are dedicated to the Holy Souls, the Bispo São Luís (Bishop Saint Louis), the Nossa Senhora de Fatima and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Deserves to be mecioned, a magnificent painting by the artist Samora Barros, from Albufeira, that graces the main altar of the church and serving as background image of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Conception), the saint patron of Albufeira. Above the arch of the main door and the triumphal arch is the Cross of Aviz, military-religious order to which belonged Albufeira.

Nearby (20mn drive): Faro, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Loulé Dry Fruits Museum

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Loulé Dry Fruits Museum

The dry fruits museum is a space that is based in a former factory dedicated to the manufacturing process of the treatment of almond and carob.
The Museum presents the crushing of carobs and almonds, and the production cycles.

The dry fruits museum is located at Rua Gil Vicente, in what it was a small factory for the production and marketing of dried fruits, recently turned off, rented and adapted by the City Council of Loulé for museum. There may be seen a almond grinder machine, and a carob grinder machine, with other objects and materials, that allows visitors to direct contact with traditional processes and a better understanding and knowledge of the socio-economic activity.

Nearby (15mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Querença

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Algarve Monuments Estômbar Church Lagoa

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Algarve Monuments Estômbar Church, Lagoa



The Church of Estômbar, or Church of São Tiago (St. James), located in Estômbar, Lagoa, was built in the sixteenth century in honor of São Tiago (St. James).

It was rebuilt in the eighteenth century. Inside this beautiful church, are tiles, painted in 1719.

It is a National Monument (according to the decree-law 29/84 of 25 / 6)



Nearby (45mn drive): Lagos, Portimão, Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Monuments Tavira Military Headquarters

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Algarve Monuments Tavira Atalaia Military Headquarters

Atalaia Military Headquarters, located in the parish of Santiago, in Tavira, was built in the year 1795, by Governor General of the Algarve, the Earl of Vale dos Reis, Nuno José de Mendonça Fulgencio Moura Barreto. For this quarter came from the Infantry Regiment No. 14 (RI14), from the city of Faro.

Around 1837, with the extinction of RI14, due to the support gived to Miguel of Portugal during the Liberal Wars, was placed in the headquarters, the snipers battalion of Nº 5, replaced ten years later by the Snipers Battalion Nº 4 (BC4). This battalion was transformed, years later, in the Infantry Regiment No. 4 (RI4), who returns to Faro in 1915.


The headquarters of Tavira, are a remarkable example of military architecture of the eighteenth century.

Nearby (45mn drive): Lagos, Portimão, Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Monuments Silves Almedina

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Algarve Monuments Silves Almedina

Includes all the walls and doors of the Muslim Almedina of Silves. The existing sections of the walls are located in the old section of the city of Silves, in the ruas (streets) Nova da Boavista, and Gregorio Nunes Mascarenhas, behind the rua (street) Porta da Azóia. Another section is on the rua (street) Pintor Bernardo Marques, Largo do Município, Portas de Loulé ( Loulé Doors) and Escadas (stairs) do Mirante, a part of the previous fragment is now integrated in the Archeology Museum and Municipal Historical Archive.

Nearby (45mn drive): Lagos, Portimão, Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Aspradantes Menhir in Vila do Bispo

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Aspradantes Menhir in Vila do Bispo

Menhir of Aspradantes in the parish of Raposeira, Municipality of Vila do Bispo is a subcontractor menhir carved white limestone.

It is approximately 2.20 m high and about 90 cm in diameter. It is located in the coordinates UTM 05.10.031East and UTM 41.02.043North.

It is classified as a Public Interest by IPPAR since 1992.

Nearby (45mn drive): Lagos, Portimão, Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Monuments Faro Carmo Church

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Monuments of Algarve, Faro, Igreja do Carmo

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Church of Our Lady of Mount Caramel) or Igreja do Carmo (Church of Caramel) is one of the architectural monuments of the city of Faro, located in Largo do Carmo.


It was built in 1713 by Bishop Antonio Pereira da Silva, was the project leader Father Frei Manuel da Conceicao, Lisbon. In the midle of the same century the building was under major changes, and it was destroyed the original facade. The new layout was designed by master mason Diogo Gonçalves, in 1747. The works continued until 1878 (with the construction of the facade towers).

Nearby (15mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Algarve Olhão Quelfes Roman Bridge

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Roman Bridge Quelfes

The Roman Bridge of Quelfes, is located halfway between Moncarapacho and Olhão, on the river of Quelfes, in a farm area, in the interior of Eastern Algarve. The Roman bridge of Quelfes (Olhão) is one important structure of the Roman secondary roads, which arrived today in this eastern section of the Algarve. Its original function is documented in the maintenance of other Roman bridges, of Roman primary roads, like the Roman Bridge of Tôr (Loulé), the Alamo Roman bridge (Loulé), and Barão bridge (on the riverside of Quarteira), the structures which show the great importance of the Algarve to the Roman Empire.


The Roman bridge of Quelfes (Olhão), consisting of a single round arch. It was built in the first century monument exceptional in the regional context, its structure is relatively modest, it was a bridge of a secondary Via Romana.
It is considered property of public interest.


 
Nearby (20mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Falesia Praia dos Tomates Beach

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Falesia Praia dos Tomates (Tomatos Beach)


Beautiful, long beach, won blue flag, near Açoteias, 500m from the rock formations of the Pine Cliffs and Vilamoura. Is a huge beach, calm waters and warm, an ideal place for a walk. It is approximately 300m from Vilamoura!

Nearby: Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Lagos Dona Ana Beach

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Lagos Dona Ana Beach (Praia da Dona Ana)



A small and popular beach, classified with blue flag, located in the Gold Coast of Lagos with rock formations. Access is via stairs carved in the rocks. The water is usually cold. It's possible make Boat Tours to the caves.

Nearby (45mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Monte Gordo Beach

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Praia de Monte Gordo (Monte Gordo Beach)

Situated on the outskirts of Vila Real de Santo António and near Spain, the beach of Monte Gordo, is extensive, have Blue Flag, is very popular, and therefore very busy during the summer.

Nearby (45mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença

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Magniwork Energy internet scam



Internet fraudsters are raking in thousands of dollars a day with an elaborate scam selling magnetic perpetual motion machines that are claimed to produce infinite free energy.

Since spring this year an operation called Magniwork has been selling a $50 DIY guide to building a perpetual motion device at home. On their web-site the fraudsters claim the materials are available in any local hardware store for less than $100. One estimate puts sales of the guide as high as 5,000 copies a month, making the scam worth up to $3m a year.

The claims for Magniwork are advanced via an extensive Google advertising campaign, and a network of blogs, web-sites and reviews endorsing the product. They are given further credibility by a clip of film from Sky News Australia about plans for a similar product made by a legitimate if optimistic research company called Lutec. Lutec patented its technology in 19 countries in 1999, but the product has still not seen the light of day. Off-Grid has discovered that the clip is over 8 years old.

Perpetual motion machine

Magniwork which describes its product as ‘a magnetic power generator’ claims to have invented a revolutionary off-grid power source that uses magnets to “power itself and create energy by itself, without requiring solar energy, heat, water, coal or any kind of resource.” The web-site promises the device will generate perpetual energy which will “fully power your home for free.”

However even the idea of such a device is dismissed by trained physicists. “The little explanation they give on their website makes no sense to me,” said Gunnar Pruessner, a lecturer in physics at Imperial College London. “For starters it breaks with all we know about quantum physics since Dirac, which says that we cannot tap into zero point fluctuations or virtual particles.”

Priceless IP

He observed that if the claims were true, they would mark the biggest advance in science ever. “It would bring a world-wide socio-economic revolution with incalculable political consequences. So you have to ask why are they scuzzing around selling their priceless IP (intellectual property) for a few dollars?”

Made in Macedonia

The site gives no way of contacting Magniwork -other than to order the guide. But its legal disclaimer reveals that despite the .com web address which suggests a US-based company, Magniwork is in fact located in Macedonia, a tiny republic on the northern border of Greece in Europe. “This Agreement shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Macedonia applicable to agreements made and to be performed in Macedonia,” it reads. It has similarly proved difficult to identify the individuals behind the scheme. But one researcher claims to have written to the site’s web-master who referred in his reply to a man simply called “Igor”, the manual’s publisher.

Kernel of truth

Angry customers admit that the guide does contain kernels of truth. “Some of the suggestions in the e-book can reduce your home power consumption. For example, checking for air leaks, have better home insulation, servicing your air-conditioning unit or heate etc,”wrote one. But is it essentially amateurish and misleading, they say. “The whole “document” is 57 pages long and looks like something a kid in high school put together. The final “generator” is basically a magnet that is 2″ high sitting on a turntable that is 4″ high! They claim that its output is 24.5 Watts! That is 1/100th of what my house uses when the AC is on. It wouldn’t put out enough power to light up a standard light bulb,“ wrote another angry blogger. Fraudulent

Alternative energy expert Sterling D. Allan founder of The New Energy Congress has examined Magniwork’s claims. “Most of the 50+ page manual contains energy conservation tips that are based on well-established principles,” he said. But he points out that plans for the device are freely available elsewhere, they are based on other people’s work and he claims to have tried to contact people offering testimonials, without success. “The wording on their site still gives the reader the idea that the plans will result in a working free energy device but that is not the case. Such representation is fraud,” he concluded.

Although highly implausible, the idea of somehow harvesting magnetic power has intrigued scientists for over a century. It was first suggested by pioneering physicist Nicola Tesla in the nineteenth century. Australian company Lutec is still trying to perfect such a device. And U.S based based Magnetic Power Inc, headed by Mark Goldes, has claimed to be on the verge of launching a ‘Magnetic Power Module’ for at least six years. There is no suggestion that either Lutec or MPI are part of the scam.